Vacationers are drawn to the beach not only because of the tranquil atmosphere, but also because of its uncanny ability to sound like the inside of a seashell. Marvel at natural impersonations with today’s deal: for $249, you get a one-night stay for two people in a garden suite with a plunge pool at Esencia in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (up to a $665 value). You may buy up to four Groupons and use one per night to extend your stay.
Sprawling along 50 awe-inspiring acres of the glittering Riviera Maya, the private seaside refuge of Esencia indulges guests with the luxury of a relaxing beachfront-villa vacation. Once owned by an Italian duchess and used as a winter refuge from the cold international slickness of modern hotels, Esencia boasts an inviting, house-like atmosphere with stunning terrace views. Each high-ceilinged garden suite envelopes vacationers in Esencia's elegant tropical garden, with a large terrace sitting area and a private plunge pool. A double vanity, shower room, and walk-in closet accommodate guests preparing to stroll along pristine beaches or sandbar catwalks. And Egyptian-cotton sheets and native hardwood furnishings adorn each room, providing guests with a good night's sleep before they enjoy a continental breakfast.